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Vidya Sury

Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Do you enjoy your own company?

Do you enjoy your own company

Sometimes you just need to disconnect and enjoy your own company. I enjoy interacting with people—but I also enjoy my own company. It is a wonderful feeling to spend time with myself, enjoying a sense of peace and silence with a cup of coffee, or doing something I like on my own. My Mom always found it amusing to see me quite happy being by myself, engrossed in something or other. As a child, even though I grew up in…

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A trip to Jim Corbett National Park in the monsoons
Travel

A trip to Jim Corbett National Park in the monsoons

Come monsoon, I see most people heading to the beaches or taking a drive through the hills. But have you ever seen the beauty of the jungle in the rains? I am talking about Jim Corbett National Park. Imagine…

It's just one of those days when..
Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

It’s just one of those days

It is just one of those days. A somewhat weird day. I woke up enthusiastically enough, enjoyed my coffee and looked at my day’s to-do list. Finished my usual work in the kitchen – lunch, breakfast, dinner planning and…

Why every parent should consider STEM toys for their children and the benefits of STEM toys for children
Parenting

How to inspire children through play with STEM toys

STEM toys and STEM education are very popular in today’s competitive world and help encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Playtime is not what it used to be. Let’s face…

Walking Tall in the Betelnut plantation
Travel

Walking Tall

We visited the Andaman Islands a few weeks ago. The trip was fascinating as it was different from the usual destination we pick – invariably somewhere in the hills. This time we thought, why not a change from the…

Healing soul ulcers Wednesday Wisdom
Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Healing Soul Ulcers

One of my favorite newsletters is from Brian Johnson of Optimize. In two of his recent newsletters, he talked about soul ulcers–referring to envy being the ulcer of the soul. The phrase “soul ulcers” stuck in my mind—along with…